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Cash money are generally a safe payment method with account of measures taken to combat the spread of coronavirus. This was reported by General Director of “Goznak” Arkady Trachuk, reports “Interfax”.
Calling a method of protection of banknotes, he said that money is treated with a special disinfecting a substrate. “For almost 10 years in the Russian paper for the banknotes is added to polyguanidine is such a biocidal substance,” — said Tkachuk and reminded of the need to wash hands after handling money. “Banknotes in this sense are no more and no less a carrier of such infections than any other items that are in public circulation, i.e. door handles, public transport”, — stated the head of “Goznak”.
According to the world health organization (who), the virus can survive on paper for several days. The Central Bank believes the most safe from the point of view of risk of infection contactless payments. The controller gives credit to the organizations “clean” banknotes that would normally be kept for at least two weeks of receipt.
In March, the country has significantly increased the demand for cash. In circulation banknotes increased by 700 billion roubles, including funds in banks and ATMs. Almost half of the total reduction of liquidity in the sector.
As of Wednesday, April 29, in Russia recorded 5841 new case of infection with coronavirus. The total number of infected is close to 100 thousands.
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